The OBS March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training begins on Tuesday, March 17th. Hip No.’s 1 – 304 will sell on Tuesday and Hip No.’s 305 – 610 will be offered on Wednesday, March 18th. Both sessions will begin at 11:00 a.m. As always the sale will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.
At the Under Tack Show, Hip No. 509, Bernie’s Prize, a son of Noonmark consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, turned in the sale’s fastest quarter mile breeze, clocked in :20 2/5 at Friday’s session. The bay colt is out of Truss, by Friends Lake, a half sister to graded stakes winner Khancord Kid.
Two horses shared honors for the Under Tack’s Show’s fastest eighth, each working the distance in :9 3/5. At Wednesday’s session, it was Hip No. 155, a chestnut filly by Scat Daddy consigned by McKathan Bros, Agent, out of stakes winner Global Finance, by End Sweep. She’s a half sister to stakes winner Prenuptial. On Thursday, it was Hip No. 508, a bay colt by Discreet Cat consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent. He’s out of stakes winner Truly Blushed, by Yes It’s True, and is a half brother to stakes placed Truly Marie.
Last year’s March Sale has already produced 15 stakes winners, led by the exploits of the $1.6-million co-sale topper Carpe Diem, a five length winner of the the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) in his three year old debut last Saturday. He’s one of six March grads that accounted for eight grade one victories in 2014, including six of the 15 grade one races at the 2014 Saratoga meeting.
Repole Stable’s Stopchargingmaria accounted for three 2014 graded stakes wins, including back to back victories in Saratoga’s Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) in July and Alabama Stakes (G1) in August. Antonino Miuccio’s Palace also made himself home at The Spa, taking the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) before his victory in the Forego (G1) four weeks later. Magalen O. Bryant’s late blooming V. E. Day skipped the Triple Crown races but came into his own at Saratoga, following a win in the Curlin Stakes with a sensational stretch run that carried him to a last jump victory in the Travers Stakes (G1). Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa’s Itsmyluckyday spent the year taking on the best older horses in training, highlighted by taking the Woodward Stakes (G1) as the Saratoga meeting drew to a close. Out west, Braly Family Trust’s Tom’s Tribute carried the OBS March banner to Del Mar and captured the Eddie Read Stakes (G1) in July.
In all, the OBS March Sale has produced six champions, 21 millionaires and the winners of six Breeders’ Cup races. Since the beginning of 2014 through March 14th, OBS March graduates have won 27 graded stakes. Performing on racetracks from coast to coast, OBS March graduates were on the board in 188 stakes races on 49 different surfaces.
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